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Old 10th February 2022, 13:29   #1
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Does anyone here know what's happening at Austin Garages nr. Burton? I've been trying to get in touch with Nick since before Christmas. Recorded message says close family bereavement. No sign of activity at the premises.
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Old 10th February 2022, 14:54   #2
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Does anyone here know what's happening at Austin Garages nr. Burton? I've been trying to get in touch with Nick since before Christmas. Recorded message says close family bereavement. No sign of activity at the premises.
Iím not sure what is happening at Nicks at the moment but I hope everything is okay with him and Jean.
We send all our best!
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Old 10th February 2022, 22:11   #3
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They are still managing to list and sell items on the ĎAustin Garagesí eBay account. I have been waiting since before Christmas to hear about my car that they have (with no response).
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Old 10th February 2022, 23:10   #4
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Yes been trying to book my car in as well ...... last email I got back from Jean was in December saying open for bookings January .... but no response to emails since then!
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Been up to the Austin Garages premises a couple of times in the last 2 weeks and the place is locked up and there does not appear to be any movement in the cars parked outside
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Old 11th February 2022, 09:52   #6
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I'm sorry to say that it sounds to me as if they're having trading difficulties. I can't think why a close family bereavement would result in premises closed for over a month and no communication with customers.

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Maybe because the loss of a loved one hits you like a freight train.

We donít know the circumstances of the bereavement, at the end of the day itís a business, I get that folk want to know whatís going on, but itís only cars and parts, not a family member.

Respect during these times is paramount.
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Old 11th February 2022, 10:19   #7
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I'm sorry to say that it sounds to me as if they're having trading difficulties. I can't think why a close family bereavement would result in premises closed for over a month and no communication with customers.

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What an unbelievable reply you have made to this without any evidence or facts that you are normally so keen on

Have you ever lost anyone who is close to you because as Trikey has said it can hit you like a train, As for trading difficulties do you know Nicks personal situation or is it just pure guesswork from you?

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Ps lets hope all is well with Nick and the team at Austin Garages
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What an unbelievable reply you have made to this without any evidence or facts that you are normally so keen on

Have you ever lost anyone who is close to you because as Trikey has said it can hit you like a train, As for trading difficulties do you know Nicks personal situation or is it just pure guesswork from you?

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Ps lets hope all is well with Nick and the team at Austin Garages
well said, sending Nick and team our best wishes
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Losing someone affects people in many different ways. If bereavement has taken place, it may be a good idea not to make any comments or rash judgments until the facts are released by those concerned.
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I had some parts from Nick in the past and popped in a couple of times from memory, very helpful chap and lovely part of the world round there too. If anyone is in touch with Nick, and as long as it is not intruding on him then any news would be good to know, but hopefully Nick will open his doors again soon.

At this juncture let's keep this thread concerning Nick please.
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